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Tulip of Ceylon

11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Gampaha, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Very beautiful hotel which is situated middle of the jungle and next to Ma Oya. Excellent service and nice swimming pool to enjoy. We visited this wonderful place after our visit of Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawela, only about 6 km from Pinnawala.

1Thank Malaka Sanjaya W
St Austell
Reviewed 30 September 2008

We've had several visits to Sri Lanka before and have stayed at many different places, but nowhere did we experience rural Sri Lanka as we did at the Tulip of Ceylon. It's situated near the town of Mawanella, which is an easy drive from Kandy, so the Tulip is quite central for touring, albeit located some distance from the main...

11Thank SusieStAustell
gihanvalentine, Owner at Tulip of Ceylon, responded to this review

Thank You for your review, We are now open

Reviewed 4 August 2008

What a fantastic place to stay! in the middle of nowhere, few kilometers from the main road to kandy. Right in the jungle! the kids screamed when we arrived. Lovely rooms, beautiful pool en day and night jungle sounds. The cooking is excellent. we stayed in 6 four/five star hotel during our trip of 3 weeks but the cooking of...

7Thank aernout
gihanvalentine, Owner at Tulip of Ceylon, responded to this review

Thank You for Your review . You are one of the most important customers we have. We are open now in 2010

Beijing, China
Reviewed 4 August 2008

The Tulip of Ceylon is one of those great hidden getaways you hardly find anymore. When we went, we were the only guests there and treated with the utmost courtesy. The rooms are simple but all the required basics are available. The food menu is also simple but the cook is willing to try his hand at anything you may...

3Thank Adrastia
Reviewed 26 July 2008

We travelled around Sri Lanka for two weeks and this was the best place we stayed at by far. The village walk was the highlight of our holiday. Cannot recommend this place enough.

2Thank Sri-Lanka-holiday
Reviewed 2 April 2008

Tulip of Ceylon was just a lovely place to stay! The owner and all the local staff were so kind and welcoming in a very relaxed and unobtrusive way. They went out of their way to arrange transport and trips according to requirements. Set in the heart of the Jungle the lodge was amazingly peaceful - the only thing to...

3Thank DrAliB
Reviewed 20 March 2008

We have just returned from a 3 night stay ay the Tulip of Ceylon (which I booked directly after arranging a stay in Negombo for 2 weeks). Mid way through our stay in Negombo, Jan, the owner of the Tulip arranged for a driver to collect us from our hotel and drive us towards Mawanellla, stopping off at the elephant...

5Thank nicki2
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2008

A quiet place in lovely surroundings - but BEWARE - if you don't have your own transport it costs a fortune to get around. THIS PLACE IS REMOTE. We were charged RS6000 (Yes $60!) for a trip to Kandy (90mins to 2 hrs to the town centre). The nearest town is also quite far away so you feel kind of...

3Thank HornyViking
Reviewed 11 January 2008

We went to Sri Lanka to escape Christmas / New Year in the UK and to visit our daughter who is in SL as a volunteer. After a delayed arrival in Negombo we headed off to the Tulip, which we had booked by email. We were absolutely stunned by the location, the welcome and the cooking. The lodges, all near...

3Thank DougInverness
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2008

We have just returned from a six night stay at the Tulip of Ceylon which was organised by a friend and travelling companion. Before leaving for Sri Lanka I searched for reviews of the Tulip on the web which without exception proved to be full of praise - being a sceptic, that worried me! The truth is that they were...

2Thank DubaiFatman

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
It is the ideal location for those people who like nature, rest and culture. The mixture of Sri Lankan hospitality and European perfection makes the hotel unique in the country.Tulip Of Ceylon hotel is situated in middle of the country (Sri Lanka). It gives you the ability to travel to any destination in Sri Lanka within few hours. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tulip of Ceylon

Address: Hinweela Road, Mawanella 71500, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Sabaragamuwa Province > Mawanella
Price Range: $32 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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Tulip Of Ceylon Kandy
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